‘A very dishonest story’: Trump refutes CNN claim that he denied meeting with Gaetz

Former President Donald Trump has long accused much of the mainstream media, including CNN, of pushing “fake news” and partisan propaganda meant to help Democrats while hurting Republicans.

He reiterated that belief this week in a statement regarding a report about embattled U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), going on to call for a prominent Democratic lawmaker to be removed from his committee assignment.

“All anonymous sources”

Gaetz, who is facing allegations of sex trafficking and other misdeeds, was the subject of an anonymously sourced CNN piece asserting that Trump had distanced himself from the fierce congressional ally.

Fox News Channel contributor Mollie Hemingway shared Trump’s take on the topic in a tweet on Monday, writing: “Former President Donald Trump says CNN made up another story about him, and notes [Democratic California U.S. Rep.] Eric Swalwell continues to serve on House Intel Committee, after relationship with Chinese spy.”

Trump’s statement called the assertion that he turned his back on Gaetz “completely false,” going on to call out various aspects of the CNN report.

“Fake News CNN, relying on all anonymous sources, meaning they probably made the whole thing up, wrote a very dishonest story claiming Congressman Matt Gaetz asked for a meeting with me at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida, and was denied,” he wrote.

In its report on the matter, CNN asserted that Trump’s aides rejected Gaetz’s request for a personal meeting, ostensibly to keep the former president from becoming embroiled in the scandal.

“This is a total lie”

As for the reference to Swalwell, who was one of the Trump administration’s fiercest critics on Capitol Hill, the ex-president wrote: “Why doesn’t CNN investigate ad write about lightweight Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell, who had a torrid and physical relationship with the Chinese spy Fang-Fang, but is somehow on the once-prestigious House Intelligence Committee.”

The one-time White House hopeful “has been compromised and is a national security threat to the United States,” Trump added, concluded that Swalwell “should be removed from the Committee immediately!”

For his part, Swalwell has denied wrongdoing without specifically denying his relationship with the foreign spy. Democrats blocked consideration of a GOP resolution last month that sought to remove him from the intelligence panel.

A new undercover video released by Project Veritas adds to the speculation that CNN is politically biased and includes footage of one network technical director admitting as much.

Gaetz has also denied the network’s report and asked for a retraction, declaring: “This is a total lie. I am on a pre-planned vacation with my fiancee. I was welcomed at Trump Doral days ago. No such meeting was denied or sought.”

 

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      1. Perfect!
        CNN are a group of far left lying demo dogs. They should not be allowed to air or print news. People reporting tge news should have to take an oath to present all the news to Americans truthfully, no matter your political views

  1. What do you expect from CNN. They lie about 99.5% of the time and the rest is only made up. They don’t hire ligament reporters. They hire fiction writers who wish they could tell a real story.

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  3. Busted by Project Veritas admitting is shoveling the Gaetz story as propaganda for the Democrats, too! Just like the Russia Hoax. Is it possible to despise CNN more than we already do???

  4. They will never give President Trump a break. They will ride on him til the end of days. They have no other means for selling false articles and doctored videos. They need to grow a pair and do what is real. To hell with the msm.

  5. All part of chinas plan. Communist China News . All left news channels are controlled by china money

  6. The Communist News Network (CNN) has been entertained by Communist China for more than ten years. no wonder they spread their narrative.

  7. All of you need to wake up that are registered Dems. The Dem party is no longer the party of John F. Kennedy. JFK ran our country the same way as Ronald Reagan and Donald J. Trump. The Dems are now pushing Communisim and the Teachers Union across America is greatly contributing to the destruction of our country.

  8. The attack directed at Gaetz is another example of the left trying to destroy any and all who threaten the left’s agenda of America’s destruction.

  9. China has, by proxy, a seat in our congress and the intelligence committee of said congress. Why should we condone speaker Pelosi allowing such?

    “Foreign influence, which, wherever it is capable of being exerted, is to he dreaded more than the plague. The admission of foreigners into our councils, consequently, cannot be too much guarded against”
    St. George Tucker:

    Thus the reasoning for the removal of Rep. Eric Swalwell from the intelligence committee and congress entirely!

    We might note that Biden is also in thrall to the Chinese.

  10. So it is okay for the left to sleep with the enemy, but the republicans can’t even blink and eye without getting attacked………..So much for honesty, integrity and common courtesy, it is difficult to believe that you can not trust ANYBODY if you do NOT know them or know of them; but that is in essence what it boils down to…….

  11. Can CNN be stopped? Very easily. Stop watching them and castigate any one that still believes them. Watch them only enough to discover their lies and be able point them out to the mis-informed the next day at the water cooler during work break. Those that will not listen are too lazy to vote anyhow.
    Dave

  12. You are right about CNN the communist news network. I don’t watch never have and never will. It is Dumborats and Communist organization.

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